capricious nerd / nerd teacher [books] reviewed The Giver

Still holds up well.

5 star

I still remember the feeling I had of reading this while in school, when it was about five years old; I loved it almost immediately, and I credit it with being one of the first novels to make me question the world around me, even if it wasn't apparent at the time. I mean, honestly, I first read this when …

The Giver (Hardcover, 2004, Thorndike Press)

3.4 stars

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This novel is set in a future society where a young boy named Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world. But when Jonas is selected to be the "Receiver of Memory" he starts to see the cracks in the carefully constructed society. The Giver won the Newbery Medal in 1994.